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Loverly's SHOW N TELL:Grandparents restoration

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Old 09-19-2005, 07:39 AM
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Hey Guys,
My mom handed me this photo while at her house last week. This before and after is the only nice portrait of her parents that she has and of course they are dead and gone. She had it out for years and when she noticed it starting to fade she had to put it away so I brought them back to life so to speak and will have it printed out for us soon. It sure felt nice to be able to fix such an important photo for my very own family!

Hugs,

Loverly

P.S. Yes, I see the band around the photo where it faded but it will be fine once reframed so I didn't crop it or mess with it.
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Old 09-19-2005, 08:57 AM
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Loverly,

Very nice job. One little thing, the skin is a little two magenta, try ballancing it out with a little less magenta and a little more yellow.

Excellent job,

Michael
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Old 09-19-2005, 09:03 AM
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hi loverly,

you did an excellent job!

did you colorize this or simply bring back old colors? and is this the original color of the background?

one first impression i get is that there's a lot of blue in the picture and because she is wearing blue and surrounded by blue, there seemed to be a bit of a blue cast in her face. i havent the time to call up psp right now and check this, so it may just be one of those side by side colors affecting other colors in apparency things and not really be a cast at all. i'll check it later though. so, she could stand to have a tiny bit more red or light yellow in her face, i would think. but again, this may just be an apparency and not real at all.

again, an excellent job! i'm sure your parents will love it

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Old 09-19-2005, 09:22 AM
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Hey Craig and Michael!
Thanks!
I did not colorize it. I just brought back the original colors. The background was blue. I think it is a bit on the blue side too but it was so far on the green side that I was trying to stay away from yellow and green and keep her more pink looking. I agree she may be a bit blue and just wanted to see if anyone else thought so too. Guess I will work on it a bit more!


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Old 09-19-2005, 09:37 AM
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Hi Loverly,

Nice job on Gma & Gpa. I have to agree with "too much light blue". I put together a quick light & a quick dark background using different colors. I hope you don't mind. I didn't spend any time on cleanup, I just wanted to try it by changing the background color.

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Old 09-19-2005, 10:01 AM
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Ok guys,
I took out the magenta and added a bit more yellow. How's that?

Bartist my mom did mentioned that the too much blue wouldn't go well with her bedroom so it did cross my mind to change the background. lol Helps that you showed me it does look a bit better with a different color!

Thanks guys!

Loverly
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:15 PM
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I hope you don’t mind me having a play with this, But I just thought that they didn’t look ‘Together’.

Ken
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Old 09-19-2005, 01:46 PM
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Ken,
My grandparents didn't get along so well so maybe they didn't want to sit close together! LOL

Looks a bit better though with them close together but I have seen this picture of them since I was 5 years old this way so don't think I want to switch them around now.


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loverly,

ok, that looks much better to me. no more blue cast to her face. i'd still think about changing that blue background though. the blue of the background and the blue of her sweater are almost blending.

and on bartist's composite, i like the lower right one most. the one with the reddish brown tends to make him look too brown.

very nice job of restoring the colors. i would have sworn you would have had to colorize a bit. so, very well done!

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Old 09-19-2005, 05:01 PM
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Okie,
Here is the photo with a new soft background. If I went to dark then I would have had to mess with the blue in the hair and all that so I made it easy on myself.

Let's see if you keen eyes will pass this one yet!


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